Recent News

  • In Memoriam, Norm Glickman

    Norm Glickman, Urban Studies founder and long-time cheerleader and nudger,  passed away on the evening of May 8 surrounded by his family and close friends.  

    Norm put in place the guiding principles that shaped Urban Studies at Penn in the late 1960's/early 1970's when, as an Assistant Professor in City Planning, he took on a group of idealistic and committed undergraduates interested in studying cities.

  • Congratulations to Gabriella Lott (URBS '19)

    Congrats are in order to Gabby Lott on receiving the James Brister Society Student Leadership Award for 2019!

  • Rest in Power Sharree Walls (URBS '13)

    Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sharree Walls, who was killed by a suspected drunk driver March 2nd in New orleans, where she was living and working. Sharree's obituary shows her deep rooted intention to study, improve, and connect the world around her.

  • Professor Brent Cebul and URBS 104

    Great piece in Penn Today about Professor Cebul's take on a great class, URBS 104: Transformations of Urban America.

  • The Urban Studies Program Gordon Fellowship Award

    Due March 11, 2019
    The Urban Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania announces the new Gordon Fellowship, a selective annual summer internship for a cohort of up to five Urban Studies students. Applicants will imagine, propose, and pursue a summer internship. Chosen Fellows will put the internships into practice at an organization or institution located anywhere in the United States.